Mason Rudolph receives weekly Big 12 honor, Oklahoma State’s kicking quandary addressed

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Welcome to the Tuesday edition of our Oklahoma State DieHards morning roundupwhere we take you through all the biggest headlines around Oklahoma State athletics.

Mason Rudolph named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week

After a 5-touchdown performance in a 41-34 victory against Texas Tech, Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. Three of Rudolph’s touchdowns came within his 376 yards through the air, while he added two scores on the ground. The latter was the game-winner with 1:12 to play.

It was Rudolph’s second Big 12 honor of 2017.

Matt Ammendola to remain Cowboys’ kicker

After missing two field goals with a combined distance of 40 yards Saturday, redshirt sophomore Matt Ammendola will remain Oklahoma State’s kicker, coach Mike Gundy said Monday. Ammendola missed 18- and 22-yard attempts, nearly costing the Cowboys in their one-score victory. He’s found more success from long range, with a pair of 53-yarders in his career.

Tulsa World columnist Guerin Emig, though, suggested the Cowboys give up field goals altogether.

Other headlines from around the program:

Men’s cross-country team retains top spot in region

For the 57th straight week, the Oklahoma State men’s cross-country team was No. 1 in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association rankings for the Midwest region. The Cowboys hold the longest active claim to a region of any team in the country.

The Cowgirls dropped from third to fourth in the region after a fourth-place finish in Saturday’s Cowboy Jamboree. The Cowboys won the men’s portion of the event. Both teams will be back in action Oct. 13 for the Penn State Open.

Other headlines from the athletic department:

  • The No. 8 Cowgirl golf team will take an 8-stroke lead into the final round of the Windy City Collegiate Classic. Oklahoma State had the sixth-lowest round in school history with a 6-under 278, led by Kenzie Neisen’s 5-under 66. The two-time Big 12 champion is a stroke off the lead for the individual title.

What they’re saying on Twitter

Cowboy back Sione Finefeuiaki

Punter Zach Sinor

Safety Ramon Richards

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